Basic paint work is done, and groundwork has been completed. Groundwork is just dirt, rocks and matte gel medium. I don't like painting groundwork so over the years I've collected bags of different colored dirt to mix with gel medium to create a variety of environments - for this desert scene I used dusty shale from under a rail bridge. The grass is a product from Germany called 'miniNatur' ... it comes in a range of different colors and scales - these are 2mm autumn tufts (I gave them a bath in Tamiya flat earth then dusted them with the same fine dust I used on the base).
Decals were cut, line by line, from the Wave AFS decal sheet ... the unit marking was featured in the Hobby Japan special edition as the insignia of the 102nd independent armored hunting regiment.